Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 2000

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COREY, WAYNE F., "Joe", 51, of Woodbury, died Feb. 12. Born in 1948 in Woodbury, he was the son of Altos and Thelma (Rathburn) Corey. He graduated from Hardwick Academy. He had worked at a cement company in Colorado, was a truck driver in Washington state and had been employed by Pike Industries. Most recently, he worked for the Willey Construction Co. of East Calais. He served in the Army during the Vietnam war. Survivors include his mother; two brothers, Clifton Rathburn Sr. and Daniel Corey; a sister, Lennie E. Stockwell.

CHRISTIE, ALLAN REID, 74, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 11, Born in 1925 in Williamstown, he was the son of William and Elizabeth (Reid) Christie. He attended Barre schools and served in the Navy during WWII. Upon discharge, he completed the master plumbing license and owned and operated Christie Plumbing & Heating Inc. In 1948, he married Arlene White, who predeceased him. Survivors include two sons, Reid and Mark; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers; two sisters.

CHIOLDI, NEVIO, 83, of Barre, died Feb. 12. Born in 1916 in Barre, he was the son of Pietro and Felecita (Cerutti) Chioldi. He attended Barre area schools. In 1945, he married Angelina Piro. He was employed as a sawyer at the Peerless Granite Co., retiring in 1978. He served in the Army during WWII and was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Stephen and Dennis; two sisters; four grandchildren.

STOTT, RONALD A., 87, of Northfield, died Feb. 9. Born in 1912 in Island Pond, he was the son of Alexander and Alice Norton Stott. He graduated from Brighton High School and in 1934, married Leona Mildred Currier. He served in the Army during WWII. He worked for the Canadian National Railroad and then owned the Brighton Gas Company. After retirement in 1977, he and his wife moved to Northfield. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Barbara Pope; three granddaughters; one grandson; one sister; seven great-grandchildren; three nephews.

WILLIAMS, VIRGINIA CAMPBELL, 82, of Montpelier, died Feb. 11. Born in 1918 in Granville, she was the daughter of Clyde and Bessie (Manning) Campbell. She graduated from Montpelier Seminary and Bay Path Institute in Springfield, Mass. In 1938, she married Carroll Williams, who died in 1977. She had been employed by the VT Tax Department, retiring in 1983. She and her husband provided foster care for many children. She was a member of the Moretown Methodist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn Brown, Elaine Marcou, Ruth Flanders and Susan O'Neill; one son, Richard; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister; two brothers.

EDDY, MYRLE BURBANK, 82, formerly of Chelsea, died Feb. 11. Born in 1917 in Chelsea, she was the daughter of William and Eunice (Bowin) Burbank. She graduated from Chelsea High School. In 1937, she married Harrison Eddy, he died in 1995. They operated a dairy farm. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, William; five daughters, Elizabeth Brown, Wilma Metcalf, Mary Kennedy, Marjorie Fournier and Phyllis Elder; a sister; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren.

SASSONE, ROSE T., 100, of Barre City, died Feb. 7. Born in 1899 in Barre, she was the daughter of Battista and Dominica (Massucco) Tomasi and stepdaughter of Joseph B. Sanguinetti. She attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School She attended Smith College and earned a bachelor of arts degree in Romance Languages. In 1926, she married Vincent P. Sassone, who died in 1946. She taught in Dorchester, Mass. and Spaulding High School, retiring in 1964. She was a member of St. Monica's Church in Barre. Survivors include two sons, Vincent and Robert; a daughter, Mary Jean Calcagni; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

HOWARD, KAY, 50, formerly of Montpelier, died Feb. 11. Born in 1949 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Brendan and Marjorie (Stewart) O'Brien. She worked in various doctors' and medical offices as a secretary and receptionist. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Howard and Jleigh "Judy" Howard; one son, Jonathan; two brothers; several aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.

LEA, WINIFRED HOOPER, 89, formerly Calais and East Montpelier, died Feb. 9. Born in 1910 in New Hampshire, she spend her early life in Elmore where she attended school. She attended Montpelier Seminary. In 1931, she married Leslie Hooper. They made their home in Calais and later in East Montpelier. She was employed at Heaton Hospital and later at Central Vermont Hospital in the nursing profession. Her husband died in 1967. In 1968, she married Raymond Lea and they resided in Worcester. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Montpelier and attended Shady Rill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Cecilia Hooper Martin; a step-daughter, Linda Lea Hopkins; a step-son, Gary Lea; three grandchildren; two great-grandsons.

MCINTYRE, IDA M., 89, of Berlin, died Feb. 10. Born in 1910 in Lawrence, Mass., she was the daughter of Pierre and Zelia (Gagne) Bouchard. She graduated from Lawrence High School and attended Boston University and the Danvers School of Nursing. She married Joseph P. McIntyre. She was a registered nurse, working in the Metropolitan State Hospital in Waltham, Mass. and the McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. Survivors include a son, Joseph; a daughter, Jeanne McIntyre; three grandchildren.

COUILLARD, MAURICE J., 73, of Barre City, died Feb. 10. Born in 1926 in Williamstown, he was the son of Avila and Maude (Jeannette) Couillard. He graduated from Spaulding High School. He served in the Army Air Force. He began employed at Couillard's Heating Oils in Barre in 1948, retiring in 1988. In 1950, he married Jeannine Bergeron. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Karen Couillard; three sons, Edmund, Patrick and David; five grandchildren; two sisters; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

POLLANDER, ROCH H., 75, of Barre Town, died Feb. 10. Born in 1925 in Sweetsburg, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of Alfred and Rose Mary (Cote) Pollander. He attended schools in Canada. In 1946, he married Elaine Sylvester. He was a road construction general superintendent with Moulton Construction in Lebanon. He was a member of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Leo; a daughter, Bonnie Dodge; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

BARCLAY, ANNIE L., 98, of Barre, died Feb. 11. She was the daughter of Robert and Isabelle (Maywood) Barclay. She graduated from Goddard Seminary and was a licensed practical nurse. Survivors include a niece, Norma Barclay; a grand-nephew, Steven Barclay; three grand-nieces, Katherine Kay, Julie Rolin and Sandra Merolla; two great-grandnieces and four great-grandnephews.

WEBSTER, OLIVE A., 89, of Montpelier died Feb. 14. Born in 1910 in Manchester, N.H., she was the daughter of Fernando and Sarah (Colby) Ayer. She attended Manchester schools and graduated from Keene State with a teaching degree. In 1933, she married Russell G. Webster, who predeceased her. The family moved to Vermont in 1956 and settled in East Montpelier and later moved to Montpelier. She was an art teacher in many Washington County rural schools and was a member of the Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Suzanne LaFrance and Wendy Savoie; one son, David; three grandchildren.

SORRIE, EDITH L., 80, of Barre Town, died Feb. 13. Born in 1919 in Lynn, Mass., she was the daughter of Henry and Charlotte (Booth) Wentworth. She graduated from Saugus High School in Saugus, Mass. She attended Jackson College for Women and Framingham State College, both in Mass. In 1940, she married Edmond Sorrie. They moved to Barre Town in 1972. She was a bookkeeper for Zayre's Department Store and a tax collector for Fire District 5 in Barre Town. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Barbara Downs; two sons, Bruce and Donald; eight grandchildren.

TROMBLEY, GARY, 58, formerly of Northfield, died Feb. 13. Born in 1942 in Northfield, he was the son of Leroy and Rosemond Trombley. He graduated from Northfield High School and served in the Navy. He worked at Waterbury State Hospital and started work at IBM in 1965, retiring in 1993. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Patty (Beaupre) Trombley; two daughters, Lisa Shepard and Carmen; a son, Wayne; his father; one sister; two brothers.

EDDY, MYRLE, 82, formerly of Chelsea, died Feb. 11. Born in 1917 in Chelsea, she was the daughter of William and Eunice Bowin Burbank. She graduated from Chelsea High School and in 1937, married Harrison Eddy, who died in 1995. She and her husband operated a family farm and moved to Malone, N.Y. in 1973, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, William; five daughters, Elizabeth Brown, Wilma Metcalf, Mary Kennedy, Marjorie Fournier and Phyllis Elder; a sister; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren.

CARR, LUCINA CUMMINGS, 86, formerly of East Montpelier, died Feb. 14. Born in 1913 in East Montpelier, she was the daughter of Edgar and Jennie (Staples) Cummings. She graduated from Montpelier High School and received an associate's degree from Lasalle Junior College in Mass. In 1937, she married Wendell Carr. She was an assistant librarian at the Dana Medical Library at the University of Vermont for 25 years and a member of the First Congregational Church. Survivors include two sons, Wendell and Rodney; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

O'NEILL, JOHN "JACK", 77, of Northfield, died Feb. 15. Born in 1922 in Rutherford, N.J., he was the son of John and Alice (Cleak) O'Neill. He graduated from Norwich University. In 1960, he married Isabel Watson, who died in 1989. He was an associate professor emeritus in chemistry at Norwich University and had served in the Army during WWII. Survivors include several cousins. 

LAWRENCE, VICTOR M., 78, of Barre, died Feb. 16. Born in 1921 in Waterbury, he was the son of Charles and Jessie (Fairwell) Lawrence. He attended Waterbury schools. He worked on several farms in Waterbury. He retired from employment as a dietary technician at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury. He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Waterbury. Survivors include two cousins, Louise Sherman and JoAnn Pecor.

CARR, KATHERINE B., 80, formerly of Calais, died Feb. 9. Born in 1919 in Plainfield, she attended school in East Calais and graduated from Plainfield High School. She attended business college in Boston and was employed in that area. She married Robert Carr and moved to Pittsburgh. Survivors include two daughters, Sarah Kehr and Susan Carr; a sister. Her husband predeceased her.

GUTZMANN, LILLIAN I., 90, of Craftsbury, died Feb. 20. Born in 1909 in Everett, Mass., she was the daughter of John and Ethel (Tait) Stoker Sr. She graduated from Arlington High School in Arlington, Mass. In 1938, she married Walter C. Gutzmann, who died in 1958. They moved to Craftsbury in 1946 and purchased the Craftsbury Inn, which Mrs. Gutzmann operated until 1968. She later was a teller at Merchants Bank in Hardwick, retiring in the late 1970s. She was a member of the United Church of Craftsbury. Survivors include two sons, Walter II and Richard; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

TIERNEY, ROBERT THOMAS, 83, of Northfield Falls, died Feb. 17. Born in 1916 in Roxbury, he was the son of Joseph and Josephine (Pinkham) Tierney. He lived in Cornish, N.H. as a youth and attended schools in Cornish, Plainfield and Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. He moved to Northfield in 1943 after marrying Gladys R. Coutts. She predeceased him in 1992. He was a veteran of WWII, having served it he Army. He worked as a stonecutter in the granite industry in Montpelier and Barre, retiring in the early 1980s. He was also employed by the National Life Insurance Company of Vermont and P&C Food Market in Northfield. Survivors include four children, Gayla Tierney, Michael Tierney, Brigitte (Mrs. Terry) Lackey and Guy Tierney; one brother; four sisters; five grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

BROUGHTON, KENNETH C., 47, formerly of Montpelier, died Feb. 12. Born in 1953 in Montpelier, he was the son of Harry and Emmaline (Hopkins) Broughton. He graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1996, he married Lorraine Kymes in Ohio, they moved to Largo, Fla. in 1997. He was a member of the Church of God Prophecy (New Life Ministries) and a pastor of several churches. Survivors include his wife; a son, Robert Gunnoe; a brother; two sisters; three grandchildren.

SPRINGER, JEROME, SR., 60, of Barre Town, died Feb. 20. Born in 1939 in Colchester, he was the son of Robert C. Springer Sr. and Helen I. Shaw. He graduated from Spaulding High School and in 1968, married Gloria Hutchinson. He worked for the Coca Cola Company for 30 years and served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam war. Survivors include his wife; a son, Jerome P. Springer Jr.; a daughter, Sarah Springer; his mother; two brothers; two sisters.

BURNELL, HENRY JOSEPH, 68, of North Duxbury, died Feb. 17. Born in 1931 in Essex Junction, he was the son of Henry J. and Mary (Ashley) Burnell. He graduated from Essex High School. In 1954, he married Dora Preston. He was employed at the Vermont State Hospital as a psychiatric technician and later in administrations, retiring in 1988. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Henry Jr., William and Robert; 15 grandchildren; one brother.

ANDRUS, NELIE, 80, of Wolcott, died Feb. 18. Born in 1919 in Eden, she was the daughter of Frank and Alice Adams. She graduated from People's Academy in Morrisville and in 1947, married Leon Ernest Andrus. She had worked for the Union Bank in Morrisville and was Wolcott Town Clerk, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Wolcott United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; a son, Edward; a daughter, Alice Wheeler; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

YOUNG, ANNA A. "MARIE", 75, of Tunbridge, died Feb. 19. Born in 1925 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Thomas and Florence (Curtis) DeCroti. She attended schools in Brooklyn. In 1945, she married Floyd L. Young. She worked at Dewey's Woolen Mill and Baltic Woolen Mill and later at Ethan Allen and Merrimaids, both in Randolph. She was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Martin and Floyd; three daughters, Florence Merrill, Rose Young and Linda Young; one sister; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

CROUSE, DOROTHY M., 84, of Montpelier, died Feb. 19. Born in West Lebanon, N.H., she was the daughter of Fred and Myrtle (Lumbard) Riopelle. She attended schools in Swanton, Montpelier and Mass. In 1936, she married Delmer R. Crouse, who died in 1991. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Deanna Crouse; a son, James Crouse; a granddaughter.

MILNE, ETHEL ANNE, 90, of Barre, died Feb. 17. Born in 1909 in Barre, she was the daughter of John and Jennie (Riddel) Milne. She attended Spaulding High School. She worked as a sales clerk at Woolworth's Department Store in Barre and later as a cook at the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Barre. Survivors include three nieces, Jean Milne, Jennifer Milne and Mary Jean Mastro; eight nephews, Donald, John H., Michael, James, John A., Jeffrey, Jonathan and Jay Milne.

CHARTIER, ANTOINE E., 64, formerly of So. Barre, died Feb. 15. Born in 1936 in Barre, he was the son of Joseph and Orilla (Landry) Chartier. He graduated from Spaulding High School and served in the Navy. He married Donna Marsha and lived in Keene, N.H. and Florida. He owned and operated Tony's Power Equipment in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., retiring in 1998. Survivors include two daughters, Marcy Blad and Laurie Chartier; two brothers; six sisters; three grandchildren.

CAMPBELL, CURTIS, 75, of Montpelier died Feb. 20. Born in 1924, he was the son of Charles and Sadie (Curtis) Campbell. He graduated from Montpelier High School and served in the Navy during WWII. He was a longtime employee of the US Postal Service, first in Montpelier and later in Worcester. He was also a skilled carpenter and journeyman electrician and had worked for Maxham Supply in Worcester. In 1963, he married Alice Alexander, who died in 1985. Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Morse and Kerrie Campbell; two sisters; one brother; his longtime companion, Madelyn Kimball; one granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

FITZGERALD, MATTHEW L., JR., 74, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 22. Born in Barre, he was the son of Matthew and Margaret (White) Fitzgerald Sr. He attended Spaulding High School and graduated from Troy High School in New York. He was married to Carmela (Coletti) Fitzgerald, who died in 1974. He had served in the Marine Corps during WWII and the Korean War. He was a machinist and a reamer technician at Watervliet Arsenal, retiring in 1985. He had lived in Pittstown, N.Y. since 1959. Survivors include three sons, Michael, Matthew III and Stephen Sr.; a brother; a sister; six grandchildren.

GADAREE, RICHARD R., 77, formerly of Waterbury, died Feb. 19. Born in 1922 in Waterbury, he was the son of Leon and Agnes (Herbert) Gadaree. He graduated from Waterbury High School and in 1946, married Eva E. Herbert. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII. He was a Vermont state trooper and also worked in real estate and in security at General Electric. Survivors include a son, Bruce; two sister.

LASORSA, RENO R., 75, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 18. Born in 1924 in Elberton, GA, he was the son of Sabino and Aurelia Lasorsa. The family returned to Barre where he attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He attended the University of Illinois and served in the Army during WWII. In 1953, he married Helen Paxenos. His professional career was in the marketing field, mainly in the employ of Dow-Corning Intl. in MI. Survivors include his wife; a son, Matt; two granddaughters.

WATHLEY, ETHEL M., 99, of Randolph Center, died Feb. 23. Born in 1900 in Sharon, Conn., she was the daughter of Bertrand and Jennie (Linner) Shaw. She attended schools in Kent, Conn. In 1925, she married Frank Wathley, who died in 1970. She was a member of the Kent Congregational Church. She had worked at the Lee Hat Factory in Danbury, Conn., moving to Randolph Center in 1970. Survivors include two sons, Edward and Norman; two daughters, Alice Lake and Dorothy Wathley; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

NABONI, ANGELO, 76, of Berlin, died Feb. 26. Born in 1923 in Montpelier, he was the son of Peter and Maria (Perlotti) Naboni. He graduated from the former St. Michael's High School. He served in the 282nd Combat Engineer Battalion during WWII. In earlier years, he was a tool sharpener at Desilets Granite Co. in Montpelier and for 25 years, owned and operated Angelo's Tool Co. Survivors include a brother, Emery Naboni; and a niece. His companion, Norma Ciampi, predeceased him.

PARKS, PATRICIA A. "PATTY", 69, of East Montpelier, died Feb. 25. Born in 1930 in Barre, she was the daughter of Langdon and Thelma (Miles) Cummings Sr. She graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1950, she married Winston Parks, who died in 1990. She was a sales clerk at Allan Milne Pharmacy in Barre and later worked at Brooks Pharmacy. She was a member of the Barre Universalist Church. Survivors include two sons, Michael and Douglas; two daughters, Pamela Cargill and Thelma Nutbrown; a brother; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

HAYWARD, JUDEE, LELA, 57, of Barre, died Feb. 24. Born in 1942 in Barre, she was the daughter of Ray and Lillian (Moody) Hayward. She attended North Barre Elementary School and graduated from Montpelier High School. She had been employed at the Inglenook Lodge at Jay Peak and more recently, had worked for the Washington County Mental Health Services and as a substitute teacher for the Barre City school system. She attended the Barre Evangelical Free Church. Survivors include her son, Roger; a daughter, Robin Brink; three granddaughters; one grandson; her mother; one sister and one twin sister; two brothers.

LADD, BLANCHE, ELIZABETH, 87, of So. Barre, died Feb. 25. Born in 1912 in Corinth, she was the daughter of John and Ethel (Clark) Williams. The family moved to Chelsea in 1922. She attended school in Chelsea and Corinth. In 1933, she married Theodore Ladd, who died in 1965. After her husband's death, she assumed ownership and management of a trucking company, the Tedd Ladd Motor Transfer Company, retiring in 1996. Survivors include a brother, Charles Williams; several nieces and nephews.

STONE-REED, CYNTHIA K., 41, of Plainfield, died Feb. 24. Born in 1958, she was the daughter of William and Karlene (Martin) Stone. She graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1980, she married David Reed. She was a dispatcher for the Barre City Police Department and corporate secretary of Stone's Service Station Inc. She had served in the Air Force from 1978-83 and had been a volunteer at Twinfield Elementary School. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Corinne Reed; a son, Patrick Reed; her father and stepmother (Suzanne Stone); two brothers; two stepbrothers; a stepsister.

MANNING, MILDRED F., 87, of Moretown, died Feb. 28. Born in 1912 in Williston, she was the daughter of Edward and Mary (O'Brien) Devino. She attended schools in Williston. In 1932, she married Percy Manning, who died in 1981. She worked at St. Joseph's Orphanage in Burlington and was a member of St. Augustine's Church. Survivors include five sons, Arthur, Francis, Thomas, Raymond and William; four daughters, Mary Kelley, Anne Rogers, Elaine Isham and Theresa Brooks; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two sisters.

BELLEFEUILLE, CHARLES J., 63, formerly of Randolph, died Feb. 26. Born in 1937 in Randolph, he was the son of Claude and Susie (Hyde) Bellefeuille. He owned and operated the U-Loc-It-Security Self-Storage in Alamosa, CO, where he currently resided. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Thomas; a daughter, Terry Dorn; his mother; four stepdaughters, Sharon Greiner, Brenda Warren, Sandra McLoud and Terri Benson; four stepsons, Carlton, Harry and Lowell Thomas, and Frank Benson; a sister; three brothers; eight grandchildren; an uncle.

LITCHFIELD, CLORINTHE "CONNIE", 91, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 26. Born in 1908 in St. Bridget, Quebec, she was the daughter of Dolor and Lena (Brouilette) Menard. She attended Coventry School. In 1929, she married Walter Flint, who died in 1959. She and her husband operated the Rexall Drug Store in Newport and after the death of her husband, she worked for Dr. Schurmann and Dr. Mosher and was a housemother at the Elizabeth Lund Home in Burlington. In 1963, she married Charles Litchfield, who died in 1987. Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie Flint; two grandchildren; a step-grandson; three step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

MERUSI, DINO A., 67, formerly of Randolph, died Feb. 15. Born in 1933 in Randolph, he was the son of Emile and Abbie (Hazen) Merusi. He graduated from Randolph High School and married Mary Abel. He was a printer's apprentice and later manager of Haggett Press in Randolph. He bought the business and it is now known as Beacon Printing. Survivors include his wife; a son, Stuart; three daughters, Debra McCarthy, Shari Voghell and Karen Russo; seven grandchildren.

ANDREWS, JAMES D., 74, of Barre City, died Feb. 26. Born in 1925 in Houston, Texas, he was the son of Benjamin and Mabel (Dalton) Andrews Jr. He attended the Phillips Andover Preparatory School in Andover, Mass. He served in the Army during WWII and the Korean War. He had represented the town of Vershire in 1961 in the Vermont House of Representatives. He began a career in real estate in 1965, was president of the Central Vermont Board of Realtors and founder of the Central Vermont Multiple Listing Service. In 1974, he married Ellen Richardson. Survivors include his wife; two stepdaughters, Cindy Rossi and Wendy Fadden; one stepson, Rick Fadden; five grandsons; a brother; nieces and nephews.

BORDEAUX, PATSY A., 41, of Waterbury Center, died Feb. 23. Born in 1958 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Fred and Patricia (Herbert) Sweetser. She attended Harwood Union High School and in 1989, married Glenn Bouchard. She was employed as an aide at Stowe Elementary School and at National Life Insurance Co. More recently she was a clerk at the Stowe IGA and the Stowe Car Wash. She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband; two sons, James and Alexander; her mother; two sisters; a brother; nieces and nephews.

MERCHANT, TED C., 27, formerly of central Vermont, died Feb. 21. Born in Middlebury, he was the son of Stephen and Donna (Cunningham) Merchant. He grew up in central Vermont and Illinois, where he graduated from Conant High School. He returned to central Vermont and graduated from Norwich University and the United States Coast Guard Officer Candidate School. He was commissioned as a Coast Guard Officer and was stationed on Coast Guard Island in Oakland, Calif. In 1999, he married Lara (Walz) Merchant. Survivors include his wife; his father; his mother and step-father (Richard) Venner; his sister, Sarah; his step-brother, Edward Venner; his maternal grandparents; aunts and cousins.

BOARDMAN, LORRAINE, 82, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 28. Born in 1917 in Barre, she was the daughter of Louis and Emelia (Therrien) Fisher. She graduated from Spaulding High School and attended Mary Fletcher School of Nursing in Burlington. In 1938, she married Vernon Boardman, who died in 1987. They had retired to Florida in 1974. She was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church in Port Charlotte, Fla. Survivors include a brother, Wilfred; a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.


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